Our Monastery Trail Stage 10 Eindhoven – Vessem

This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between Eindhoven and Vessem. This route takes you from Mariënhage Monastery in Eindhoven to Pilgrim's Hostel Kafarnaüm in Vessem.

4 hour 53 minutes (22.0 km)

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This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between Eindhoven and Vessem. This route takes you from Mariënhage Monastery in Eindhoven to Pilgrim's Hostel Kafarnaüm in Vessem. On the way you will pass various locations such as the Clara Convent and the Gennep Watermill. You can also explore the Koningshof courtyard and the Lambertus church. This route is part of Our Monastery Trail, a trail in 15 stages. For a list of all stages, please visit this page.

Finding the way with numbered junctions
This walking route has been set out using the numbered junction network in Brabant. Simply follow the route via the signposted junctions, from one number to the next. There are also signposts between the junctions to help you find your way. The route can be walked in either direction.

Staying overnight
A number of monasteries along …

This walking route allows amblers to discover the area between Eindhoven and Vessem. This route takes you from Mariënhage Monastery in Eindhoven to Pilgrim's Hostel Kafarnaüm in Vessem. On the way you will pass various locations such as the Clara Convent and the Gennep Watermill. You can also explore the Koningshof courtyard and the Lambertus church. This route is part of Our Monastery Trail, a trail in 15 stages. For a list of all stages, please visit this page.

Finding the way with numbered junctions
This walking route has been set out using the numbered junction network in Brabant. Simply follow the route via the signposted junctions, from one number to the next. There are also signposts between the junctions to help you find your way. The route can be walked in either direction.

Staying overnight
A number of monasteries along Our Monastery Trail have the option of staying the night. Always check in advance what is possible, some monasteries are only open on certain days. For all locations and up-to-date information, please visit brabantskloosterleven.nl (Dutch language).

There are many hospitable hotels, B&Bs, campsites and other locations where you can stay the night in the trail’s surroundings. You can find an accommodation from this list of places to stay in Brabant. First choose the type of accommodation and then enter the name of the town or village where you want to stay. You will then see a selection of addresses in the area.

Sights on this route

Starting point:

Klooster Mariënhage
Kanaalstraat 6
5611 CT Eindhoven
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Klooster Mariënhage
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Claraklooster
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Kapel Onze Lieve Vrouw in ‘t Zand
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Grafheuvels
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St. Lambertuskerk Vessem
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End point:

Pelgrimshoeve Kafarnaüm
Servatiusstraat 11
5512 AJ Vessem
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Story of the route

Starting point:

Klooster Mariënhage
Kanaalstraat 6
5611 CT Eindhoven
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  • Mariënhage Monastery
    Of the medieval buildings, except for some elements and foundations, almost nothing remained. A statue of Jesus was placed on the newly built church tower. At sixty metres, the Sacred Heart statue stands with its arms wide. The pose in combination with the height earned the sculpture the nickname Jesus the Reckless. The Augustinians played a major role in education. The new monastery had a grammar school and attracted boys from all parts of the country. The last Augustinians left in 2017. The monastery was sold and given a new purpose. Old functions of the church have been given a new look. You can get married, stay overnight, organise a funeral or a conference. In 2020, the renovation won the public's prize in the Building of the Year competition organised by the Association of Dutch Architects.
  • Pelgrims’ Hostel Kafarnaüm
    Some brothers of the Congregation of the Brothers of Our Lady of Lourdes settled in the friary to live in a different way. Not behind monastery walls, but in the middle of a village. They called their home Karfarnaüm, a reference to a place in the Holy Land. The life of the monks was characterised by rest and reflection. The building should have been sold, but brother Fons came up with a proposal to turn it into a pilgrim's hostel. The hostel is surrounded by references to pilgrimage. The edge of the ornamental garden is shaped like the letter S for Santiago. The pilgrim's hostel is a place where you can rest, prepare for your journey or talk to others after your pilgrimage. In this way, the solidarity that pilgrims feel when they are on the road has found a place in Brabant.

End point:

Pelgrimshoeve Kafarnaüm
Servatiusstraat 11
5512 AJ Vessem
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